Thank you!

We want to say a big THANK YOU to all who have donated money to help people in South Africa and Zimbabwe who have lost their income due to COVID-19 lockdowns. The Trustees were able to send £9,500 to six projects that are distributing emergency food supplies and other help. The lockdown has been eased slightly in South Africa and even more so in Zimbabwe, but most informal working and selling is still banned, meaning the need for food help will continue. Read more about the projects in our latest newsletter here: Summer 2020 Newsletter .

In Zimbabwe, Cross Over and Chishawasha projects are both so grateful for the money we sent. Both are distributing food packs to needy families and will continue to do. The paraplegic man mentioned in the newsletter has had an operation to improve his infected wounds (covered by funds donated separately for this purpose).

In the hillcrest area in South Africa, African Enterprise are distributing donation packs to provide food for a family of four for three weeks, as well as hygiene pack of home-made face masks, sanitiser, soap, toilet rolls and info on coronavirus hygiene.

Carol Cassidy from the Sweetwaters project thanks us for our support and wrote (20 May): ‘Another very successful visit to Sweetwaters this morning, handing out food parcels, masks, oranges, apples and bread to over 100 of our Bonginkosi members.’